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The Latest: Busloads of tourists head to the airport to leave Tunisia after attacker killed 39

  • In this photo dated Friday, June 26, 2015, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, 2nd left, visits a survivor of a terrorist attack in an hospital in the costal town of Sousse, Tunisia. A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 39 people — one of three deadly attacks Friday from Europe to North Africa to the Middle East that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists. (Slim Abid/Tunisian Presidential Palace via AP)

    In this photo dated Friday, June 26, 2015, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, 2nd left, visits a survivor of a terrorist attack in an hospital in the costal town of Sousse, Tunisia. A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 39 people — one of three deadly attacks Friday from Europe to North Africa to the Middle East that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists. (Slim Abid/Tunisian Presidential Palace via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo dated Friday, June 26, 2015, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, left, visits a survivor of a terrorist attack in an hospital in the costal town of Sousse, Tunisia. A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 39 people — one of three deadly attacks Friday from Europe to North Africa to the Middle East that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists. (Slim Abid/Tunisian Presidential Palace via AP)

    In this photo dated Friday, June 26, 2015, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, left, visits a survivor of a terrorist attack in an hospital in the costal town of Sousse, Tunisia. A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 39 people — one of three deadly attacks Friday from Europe to North Africa to the Middle East that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists. (Slim Abid/Tunisian Presidential Palace via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo dated Friday, June 26, 2015, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, left, visits a survivor of a terrorist attack, right, in an hospital in the costal town of Sousse, Tunisia. A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 39 people — one of three deadly attacks Friday from Europe to North Africa to the Middle East that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists. (Slim Abid/Tunisian Presidential Palace via AP)

    In this photo dated Friday, June 26, 2015, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, left, visits a survivor of a terrorist attack, right, in an hospital in the costal town of Sousse, Tunisia. A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 39 people — one of three deadly attacks Friday from Europe to North Africa to the Middle East that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists. (Slim Abid/Tunisian Presidential Palace via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The latest news from an attack on a beach resort in Tunisia (all times local):

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8.00 a.m.

The morning after a lone gunman killed at least 39 people at a beach resort in Tunisia, busloads of tourists are heading to the nearby Enfidha-Hammamet airport hoping to return to their home countries.

The attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse was the worst ever in the country and came just months after the March 18 massacre at the national Bardo museum in Tunis that left 22 people dead, again mostly tourists. It is expected to deal a heavy blow to the country's tourism industry, which accounts for nearly 15 percent if Tunisia's gross domestic product.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said a high proportion of the casualties is likely to be British and U.K. tour operator Thomas Cook was among the travel agents that started evacuating its customers from Tunisia Saturday.

It said on Twitter it has arranged an additional plane to depart from Tunisia to fly home anyone wishing to leave.